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Praxair profit up on strong energy, manufacturing demand
July 25, 2012 / 10:14 AM / 5 years ago

Praxair profit up on strong energy, manufacturing demand

July 25 (Reuters) - Praxair Inc, the largest industrial gas supplier in North America, posted a marginally higher quarterly profit on strong sales to energy companies and manufacturers.

The company’s net income rose 1 percent to $429 million, or $1.42 per share, in the second-quarter, from $425 million, or $1.38 per share, a year earlier.

Revenue fell 2 percent to $2.81 billion. (Reporting by Swetha Gopinath in Bangalore; Editing by Sreejiraj Eluvangal)

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